Through the incredible generosity of the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Logan, our local Sheridan County Community Foundation has been able to award $620,700 in grants to organizations with projects, events and activities benefitting Sheridan County since 2015.
Since that time, the Hansen Foundation has been awarding $100,000 to the SCCF to distribute annually as long as SCCF continues to participate in several Hansen-sponsored initiatives including the Strategic Doing process to assist in project development and completion, the annual Match Month Challenge and other initiatives.
According to the Hansen Foundation’s website:
The Dane G. Hansen Foundation works with regional foundations Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation (GNWKCF), Bird City, and the Greater Salina Community Foundation (GSCF), Salina, to assist in the distribution of grants through individual countywide community foundations throughout the Hansen Foundation’s 26-county service area.
Funds supplied by the Hansen Foundation are distributed equally among the 26 counties. Administration assistance is provided by the host foundations.
Beginning in 2014 and continuing through 2021, the Hansen Foundation has distributed $100,000 a year to each of the 26 counties. Beginning in 2022, the pass-through grant funds will be reduced to $50,000 each year in conjunction with the announcement of new funding opportunities for the countywide community foundations through the matching initiative.
It goes without saying that we are very fortunate to be a part of the Hansen Foundation’s service area, truly reaping the benefit of their amazing investment in the area.
Over the next several weeks, we would like to highlight all grants given to date from the Dane G. Hansen Community Fund administered by our local foundation.
2019 Grants Awarded: $107,515.44
$1,700.00, Hoxie FFA Alumni, Funding was provided to help with the group's annual banquet
$4,902.00, Main Street Arts Council, Hoxie musical production of "Madagascar Jr."
$3,093.44, Hoxie Scouts BSA Troup 161, New camping tents for the troop
$7,532.00, Sheridan County EMS, Updated training technology at the EMS building for use in medical and law enforcement education, emergency operations and regional meetings
$10,000.00, City of Selden, Updated lighting at the Selden ball fields
$12,500.00, USD 412 Hoxie Community Schools, Educational materials and supplies for the new STEAM room at the Hoxie Elementary School
$10,000.00, Hoxie Golf Club, Construction of new concrete golf paths at the Hoxie Golf Course
$9,500.00, Sheridan County Hospital, New portable Verathon BladderScan Prim Plus Bladder Scanner
$10,000.00, City of Hoxie, Replacement of the basketball court at Johnson Memorial Park
$5,000.00, City of Hoxie, Tree row replacement
$2,888.00, Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas, Construction of a new concrete parking lot at the Hoxie Center
$5,000.00, Sheridan County Sheriff's Department, Vehicle heat alert/deploy system for the Sheriff Department's K-9 DAK unit
$1,400.00, Special Olympics of Kansas Inc., Funds assisted Sheridan County area athletes participating in the annual Special Olympics competition
$9,000.00, Hoxie Police Department, Body and dash cameras for local law enforcement
$2,500.00, Western Plains Arts Association, Funding assisted in bringing two cultural events for the enjoyment of the public as part of WPAA's annual calendar of events across the northwest Kansas region
$2,500.00, Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center, Funds were used to provide fuel, maintenance and supplies for the Mobile Child Advocacy Center and Mobile Therapy Unit that travels to Sheridan County assisting families in need of healing services as a result of abuse
$10,000.00, USD 412 Hoxie Community Schools, New sound systems for the high school gymnasium and outdoor athletic stadium
As a reminder, applications for these grants are accepted on a rolling deadline of the first of every month. They are reviewed at the SCCF’s monthly meeting and notifications are sent out usually mid-month.
For more information and to apply, visit www.growsheridancounty.org/grants. You can also contact SCCF Board Liaison Karl Pratt at 785-675-1240, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCCF is an affiliate of the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation based in Bird City. The foundation seeks to encourage, prudently manage, and distribute charitable contributions to improve the quality of life in Sheridan County residents, now and in the future. To learn more, visit www.growsheridancounty.org. Connect with SCCF at www.facebook.com/sheridanccf.